Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery is adding more European influence to his frontcourt.
The Hawkeyes received a verbal commitment to their Class of 2014 on Friday morning from Dominique Uhl, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward who grew up in Germany.
Uhl chose the Hawkeyes over Boston College and Temple in a video announcement. He also had scholarship offers from Minnesota, Maryland and many others.
“It was a very tough decision,” Uhl told HawkeyeInsider.com. “I liked those other schools a lot. It just came down to a gut feeling and what I felt was the best place for me among those schools.”
Uhl is a senior at Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High School. He is ranked a three-star (out of five) prospect by Rivals.com. He moved to the United States two years ago.
Iowa already has Gabe Olaseni, a product of England, in its frontcourt. Olaseni is a junior for the Hawkeyes.
In his announcement Friday, Uhl said McCaffery liked his versatility and was recruiting him as a small forward.
‘”They see me as a ’3′. But maybe a ’4′ if I play against smaller defenders,” Uhl said. “They like my skill set, that I can handle the ball and shoot it, too.”
Uhl is the second member of Iowa’s Class of 2014. Brady Ellingson, a 6-4 sharpshooting guard from Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wis., committed to the Hawkeyes on Sept. 24.
McCaffery has two more scholarships available in this recruiting class.
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